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TELORY D. ARENDELL teaches as an Assistant Professor in Theatre and Dance at Missouri State University. Her degrees include a PhD in Dramatic Theory and Criticism from Stanford University (2003), a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from NYU (1996), and a Bachelor’s from Swarthmore College in English (1993). Her book publications, The Autistic Stage: How Cognitive Disability Changed 20th-Century Performance (Sense Publishers, 2015,) and Performing Disability: Staging the Actual (VDM, 2009) provide strong examples of theory and practice as well as disability and performance studies. Her co-edited anthology, Dance’s Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures is due out in 2015–16 through Palgrave Macmillan. Arendell’s recent directing credits include Le Wilhelm’s Cucumbers, August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, and Linda Daugherty and Mary Rohde Scudday’s hard 2 spel dad. She has also begun a book project entitled Pina Bausch: Violent Tenderness about this late choreographer’s engagingly paradoxical combination of aggressive and loving gestures.

EMMELINE BURDETT has a PhD from University College London. She focuses on how ideas about disability have impinged upon studies of the Nazi “euthanasia” program, as well as on debates about euthanasia in various academic fields. She has presented and published in a number of venues associated with the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies.

SARAH E. CHINN teaches in and is chair of the English Department at Hunter College. She is the author of Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence (Continuum 2000) and Inventing Modern Adolescence: Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2009), as well as articles in Disability Studies, Childhood Studies, and 19th Century US literatures and cultures. She recently completed a manuscript on representations of masculinity, race, and nation on the early American stage, and is now working on a book-length project on amputation as a trope for loss in the years directly after the American Civil War.

SHARON A. CUFF is Clinical Assistant Professor, LMSW, and has served on the faculty of the Health Science department at Stony Brook University since 2004. During the fall, she teaches one of the core courses for the major, Scholarly Writing in Health Science; in the spring semester as students move into their chosen areas of concentration, Sharon teaches in the Disability Studies and Human Development concentration. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and a Master in Social Work, all from Stony Brook University. Prior to joining the faculty at SBU, Sharon served in administration in the not-for-profit sector. [End Page 199]

ANNA MAE DUANE is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches classes in early American literature, African American literature, Disability Studies, and Childhood Studies. She is the author of Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race and the Making of the Child Victim (UGeorgia, 2010), and the editor of The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies in the Humanities (UGeorgia, 2013). Along with co-editor Walt Woodward, she edits the journal Common-place. She is currently working on two forthcoming edited volumes: Childhood Slavery Before and After Emancipation (Cambridge, 2016) and, co-edited with Kate Capshaw, and Impossible Publics: African American Literature before 1900 (UMinnesota, 2016). She is completing a book entitled Strange Place Blues: The Unusual Education of a Generation of Black Abolitionists, which focuses on the intertwined logic of education and colonization in nineteenth-century abolitionism by tracing the lives and careers of three remarkable men who had grown up as classmates at the New York African Free School in the 1820s.

KATHRYN LINN GEURTS has been teaching at Hamline University since 2002, and is the author of Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community (University of California Press, 2002). She received her PhD in Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on Disability Rights Movement(s) in Accra, Ghana.

JESSICA HANSEN is a recent graduate of Hamline University with a major in Art History and a minor in Anthropology. She pursues her interest in visual art while working in a full...


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